Jebel Sahro Exploration
Day 1 : Transfer from Marrakech to Nekob in the Sahro mountains,
a journey of 300 kms including the Tichka Pass and the town of Ouarzazate. We load the mules and set off for a short walk to our first night’s accommodation in a Berber house (gite).
Day 2 : Oasis Tifdassine – Irhazzoune n’Imlass
This is a day of easy walking – about 5 hours in total – including the oasis of Tifdassine (1210m) to arrive at our camp near Irhazzoune n’Imlass.
Day 3 : Amguis Valley – Bab n’Ili – Ousdidene
Today’s route is along the Amguis Valley through the village of Amguis (1400m) and on past interesting rock formations to arrive, after about 6 hours, at Boilouz where we camp at the oasis.
Day 4 : Boilouz – Afourar Valley – Igli Oasis – Tassigdelt
Over the course of the day we climb 700m to Tassigdelt, passing the small village if Igli on the way. We camp at Tassigdelt after a walk of about 6 hours.
Day 5 : Tassigdelt – Kouaouch – Almou n’Ouarg
Today we reach the summit of Kouaouch (2600m) before descending to our camp site at 2300m. A total of 6 hours walking..
Day 6 : Iferd – Allili – Plateau de Tagdiite – Dades Valley – Ouarzazte – Marrakech
Today we walk down to the Dades Valley, crossing Iferd (2450m) on the way, before picking up our transport for the 6 to 7 hour journey back to Marrakech.
About The Jebel Sahro
The Jebel Sahro is a mountain range between the High Atlas and the Sahara and is separated from the High Atlas by the valleys of the Dades and the Draa. Scenically it is an area of dramatic contrasts : palm trees, rose hedges, oases and stark, barren volcanic mountains and mud brick villages. Highlights include a glimpse of the Tadaout n'Tablah mountains and an amazing upright rock pinnacle named 'Bab n'Ali' - translated as the 'Gates of Ali'
It is very hot in the summer and can be bitterly cold in winter. For this reason a good time to visit is from October to March when temperatures during the day are around 20 degrees Centrigrade, though the nights are well below freezing.
For trekkers who want to get off the beaten track Jebel Sahro is ideal. The highest point of the Sahro is 2712m with most passes between 1500m and 2500m. Most of the walking is easy with about 6 hours walking each day – leaving plenty of time for enjoying the scenery and relaxing at the end of the day.